The Daily Iowan

Haiti is in their hearts

MICHAEL ARRIOLA

February 23, 2010

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One moment, audience members were listening to placid piano music. The next, they heard a chant to a voodoo god as lights changed color to resemble the Haitian flag. As the Benefit for Haiti event opened at the Englert Theater,...

For UI, access is in the cards

MICHELLE HILLENBRAND

February 23, 2010

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For University of Iowa students and faculty, exterior entrance keys could soon be a thing of the past. Beginning next fall, all the university’s residence halls will move to a card-access system for exterior doors, said Greg...

Transfer numbers ratchet up

EMILY BUSSE

February 23, 2010

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Online programs and a recent “push” have increased the number of students transferring to the University of Iowa in the last few years, and officials say the surge shows no sign of slowing. In the last two years, the online...

Fire code violations common

NICOLE KARLIS

February 23, 2010

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The nine violations city officials doled out to an apartment that caught on fire last week between routine inspections are common at most rental properties, they said on Monday. Officials conducted a required inspection on the...

Officials on guard about flooding

JOSEPH BELK

February 23, 2010

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The increased prospect of spring flooding this year has University of Iowa and local government officials on guard. Officials said they are concerned about current conditions — highly water-saturated ground and significant...

Redistricting discussion moves to Wood Elementary

NORA HEATON

February 23, 2010

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Iowa City School District officials heard from a different crowd Monday night. Parents and community members gathered at Wood Elementary, 1930 Lakeside Drive, to discuss boundary-change scenarios with district officials and redistricting...

Displaced residents recover after fire

HOLLY HINES

February 23, 2010

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Olga Mironova sat in a backroom at the University Bookstore on Monday and said she was lucky she lost so little in the fire that destroyed her apartment. Two fellow store employees stood nearby — both had brought in donations...

Spotlight Iowa City: Aiding personal growth

MEAGHAN ROHAN

February 23, 2010

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Janet Shepherd is a coach who loves to play. As a seminar leader for the Iowa City Learning Foundation, an organization that offers classes to promote personal growth, she tries to improve people’s lives through workshops and...

No raises for most administrators

DI STAFF

February 23, 2010

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The majority of higher-education institutions did not increase senior-level staff salaries for the first time in more than 25 years, according to a survey released Monday by the College and University Professional Association...

Prosecutors respond in Spence trial

DI STAFF

February 23, 2010

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Prosecutors in the trial of a Minneapolis man charged in connection with the 2004 break-in at the University of Iowa Spence Labs and Seashore Hall have filed responses to the defendant’s motions, according to federal court documents. Scott...

Man charged with sex-offender address violation

DI STAFF

February 23, 2010

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a convicted sex offender, alleging that he failed to register a new address within five business days of changing residences. Darian Shankle, 32, address unknown, was charged...

UI wins cancer grant

DI STAFF

February 23, 2010

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The University of Iowa has garnered $607,188 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for cancer detection and diagnosis, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement Monday. The money comes from the National...